Tech as Art

Designed and manufactured in Professor John Rogers's lab, the wearable device has been featured in the Modern Museum of Art.

Accompanying the device in the exhibition, a short video explains Rogers's current research and its future potential to monitor internal body chemistry and even help organs function.

One of Professor John Rogers’s wearable technologies is among the 111 garments and accessories show-cased in the Museum of Modern Art’s Items: Is Fashion Modern? exhibition. The device is a soft, flexible micro-fluidic system that easily adheres to the skin and measures the wearer’s sweat to show how his or her body responds to exercise. Other items in the exhibit, which examines fashion that has made a strong impact on the 20th and 21st centuries, include Levi’s 501 jeans, the sari, flip flops, and the little black dress.